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Church Musicians' companion/reference book.
on 20 July 2013
It's ok, but why print 3 lines of music when there are 4 lines of words? This makes it difficult for musicians to, say, change stops at the end of line 2 ie half-way through the verse. There was PLENTY OF SPACE to have 4 lines of music. 8 line verses have 4 lines of music, which is fine. Editors should have submitted drafts to potential buyers, to make the corrections, and make the book MORE USER FRIENDLY. Good quality printing, Useful changes to (lower) keys.Good combination of traditional hymns, new material, new songs etc. Should last for several years, even up to 20 or 30 years. Every church should have one music copy at least.